David Mitchell, JK Rowling, David Peace, Wilfred Owen, Nick Hornby and James Joyce: just some of the writers who started out teaching English. Clearly, it's always been a profession that attracts the more cerebreally minded.
Peace is one man you'll hear a lot about this month. Not only does The Damned Utd finally get a cinema release (the trailer might not look too promising but the book, a re-imagining of Brian Clough's ill-starred 44 days in charge of Leeds, is absolutely brilliant), tomorrow also sees the start of Channel 4's Red Riding, a three part adaption of his West Yorkshire quartet starring Sean Bean, David Morrissey and the always great Paddy Considine.
Knowing Peace, it'll be darker than Myra Hindley trying out for Britain's Got Talent in the middle of a power cut.